University of Sussex – The Meeting House

What it is

One of the notable buildings at the University, the Meeting House is a Grade I listed building which is both a Chapel and meeting place for students to enjoy peace and reflect on issues and actions that affect their time at the University.

It is a complex structure formed with an assymetric truncated conical roof covered with copper and pitched stained glass central roof light.  Externally the walls are section precast concrete blocks with antique fixed glass panes providing coloured light to the interior.

Value approximately £500,000.

What we did

We were both Building Surveyor and Cost Consultant for the repair and refurbishment of the building that comprised the re-making of the stained glass roof light, repairs to the leaking copper roof and cleaning and repairs to the external and internal walls and structure.  Combined with this, we designed and installed a new disabled lift with curved brick enclosing walls to match the existing fretted design and new internal low energy lighting and audio visual equipment.

University of Sussex
Our role:
Building Surveyor providing repair and refurbishment advice on fabric.
Key aspect:
Providing advice on extent and type of repair to Grade II* listed structure.

MacConvilles Project Lead

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